Radical Tragedy: Religion, Ideology and Power in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries / Edition 3

Radical Tragedy: Religion, Ideology and Power in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries / Edition 3

by Jonathan Dollimore
     
 


When it was first published, Radical Tragedy was hailed as a groundbreaking reassessment of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. An engaged reading of the past with compelling contemporary significance, Radical Tragedy remains a landmark study of Renaissance drama. The third edition of this critically acclaimed work includes a newSee more details below

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When it was first published, Radical Tragedy was hailed as a groundbreaking reassessment of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. An engaged reading of the past with compelling contemporary significance, Radical Tragedy remains a landmark study of Renaissance drama. The third edition of this critically acclaimed work includes a new foreword by Terry Eagleton and an extensive new introduction by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822333470
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/02/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,466,938
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Dollimore is Professor of English at the University of York. His books include Death, Desire, and Loss in Western Culture; Sex, Literature, and Censorship; Political Shakespeare: Essays in Cultural Materialism (with Alan Sinfield); and Sexual Dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction to the Third Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition
Pt. IRadical Drama: It's Contexts and Emergence
1Contexts3
2Emergence: Marston's Antonio Plays a9c. 1599-1601) and Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida (c. 1601-2)29
Pt. IIStructure, Mimesis, Providence
3Structure: From Resolution to Dislocation53
4Renaissance Literary Theory : Two Concepts of Mimesis70
5The Disintegration of Providentialist Belief83
6Dr Faustus (c. 1589-92): Subversion Through Transgression109
7Mustapha (c. 1594-6): Ruined Aesthetic, Ruined Theology120
8Sejanus (1603): History and Realpolitik134
9The Revenger's Tragedy (c. 1606): Providence, Parody and Black Camp139
Pt. IIIMan Decentred153
10Subjectivity and Social Process153
11Bussy D'Ambois (c. 1604): A Hero at Court182
12King Lear (c. 1605-6) and Essentialist Humanism189
13Antony and Cleopatra (c. 1607): Virtus under Erasure204
14Coriolanus (c. 1608): The Chariot Wheel and its Dust218
15The White Devil (1612): Transgression Without Virtue231
Pt. IVSubjectivity: Idealism Versus Materialism
16Beyond Essentialist Humanism249
Notes272
Bibliography of Work Cited290
Index of Names and Texts307
Index of Subjects311

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